Chad Adelman
 
Chad Adelman was a native of the People’s Republic of Laredo, founded by  the Second Great Depression-era amalgamation of old Texas and Mexico’s  Laredo and Nuevo Laredo.  They have expanded steadily over the  centuries, absorbing numerous nearby small towns and cities in their  quest to dominant the inland trading routes of North America.  That  makes them one of the richest and most populous members of the Republic  of Texas.  Much of that growth is thanks to the prestigious Adelman  Transport Corporation.  Chad Adelman was the eldest son and heir to the  family fortune when he volunteered to join the military after Yosemite  Yards fell.  We had known and understood each other well for some time  before that.